9B Gallery together with the Ruarts Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Moscow artist Alexei Luka. "Look Away" project is about transitional states, loss of stability and the search for balance.
The name of the exhibition refers to the concept in oratory - the technique of "look to the side", when the situation is raised to a critical maximum and it is necessary to look at the course of the conversation from the position of an observer, thus leaving the subjective framework of thinking.
Alexey Luka created a dual space in Gallery 9B, which will give the viewer the opportunity to choose the trajectory of movement through the exposition, independently determine the point of observation and reflection. One of the objects of the exhibition in the form of a chair will literally allow you to look "from the side", shift the focus of vision, change the direction of thoughts.
The author's tools are unchanged - Luka works with color, shape, texture, collage schemes. This is not the first time that Alexey has created objects directly in the exhibition space. In 2022, at the exhibition "The Cut", together with Matvey Shapiro, Luka created a total installation in the Ruarts Foundation, some of the objects and objects for which were taken from the Snegirev mansion on Plyushchikha, in 2023 for the personal exhibition "Phantom Memories" Alexey transformed the architecture of the Ruarts gallery , referring to trigger points, the processes of disappearance, the ephemerality of memories.
Residents of Nizhny Novgorod are already familiar with Alexey Luka, his work could be seen at group exhibitions, as well as on the walls of the city, Alexei is a regular participant in street art festivals.
Alexey Luka (b. 1983) is a Moscow-based artist, a representative of the street art movement in Russia, whose creative method focuses on abstract painting, as well as rethinking the modernist traditions of neo-plasticism and constructivism in urban space. Alexey Luka works in collage and assemblage techniques, using various media, including painting, graphics, objects, installations and site-specific projects. Since 2015 she has been working with Ruarts galleries.
For Aleksey Luka, there is no significant contradiction between gallery and public space, so his assemblage structures can be found both on city walls and in galleries: in the form of panels or sculptural compositions. Large-scale murals created by the artist as part of various public art festivals in all parts of the world since 2012 deserve special attention: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Astrakhan, as well as in different cities of Italy, Spain, Germany , Denmark, France, Estonia, Slovakia and Morocco.
Alexey Luka is a participant of Russian and international biennales (8th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art; I, II and III Biennale of street wave art "Artmossphere" (2014, 2016, 2018), 6th Biennale in Marrakesh, Morocco (2016 as well as large group projects in the field of street art: the photo almanac "Parts of Walls 2" (2018), the exhibition "Parts of Walls" at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg (2018), the exhibition "The Wall" as part of the Street Art Forum in MMOMA (2019).In 2020, he built a mezzanine house in the Nikola-Lenivets art park and took part in the Here and Now festival.In 2021, he made a mural on the administrative building of the Moscow Museum.As part of the Mesto festival in June 2021 created the assemblage "The Situation of Uncertainty" on the facade of the building at the address: Nizhny Novgorod, Korolenko street, 38.